Story: In 2012, Atsuya Ryosuke Yamada and his 2 childhood friends do something bad and run into an old general store. He asks for an advice whether he has to continue to follow his dream or stop dreaming and just inherits a fish store from his father. He gets some nice reports from people he gave advices from letter from 32 years later that came to his era, 80s. This imaginative scene shows that love can exceed time and place, life and death. After that, they run away and hide at old abandoned store called Namiya Zakkaten and something weird begin.
Their regret in the past urged them to save Harumi and lead her to the right path. In this sense, redemption through love is incarnated in daily lives. Popcorn is the only app you'll need. From the letters, they felt being trusted and respected the first time in life. They include a sportswoman with a boyfriend suffering from incurable disease, being caught in the dilemma of love and dreams; a teenager with a dad whose company collapsed and intends to flee with the whole family, drifting between his family and future; an unmarried pregnant young lady who is choosing between abortion and giving birth to the baby; a young lady is struggling to choose among jobs in order to earn more money…Namiya grocery store became one of the resources of discernment during their decision-making process. They had conveyed the complex play of emotions across the writing to the screen.
As for letter-writing, we all know what happened to that little ritual. Their good deeds brought liberation and transformation to themselves. The letter is addressed to the Namiya General Store and the letter was written by someone to consult about worries. Are these letters from the past, crossing time to reach them? In the novel and the film, redemption is a theme which appears recurrently in different stories. The letter was received by the trio 30 years after who thought she was a frivolous girl and scolded her in the letter. Out of boredom, he triggers the story's chain of events by wholeheartedly replying to the advice letters. Its a tough thing to do.
Because of their own background, they did not want the Confused Puppy to work in the pub, becoming the mistress of a man or even giving birth to a child out of wedlock. These characters and events in different time span seem to be unrelated to each other but they are interwoven indeed. The trio discouraged him at the beginning by pointing out that fulfilling the dream could not support living. In 2012, Atsuya Ryosuke Yamada and his 2 childhood friends do something bad and run into an old general store. Then the mail arrives unexpectedly.
Somehow family story always warms my heart in many ways and the most important is I can learn how I should act to my family and how to overcome family issues. To fit in the length of the film of about 2 hours, the film can only focus on a few stories and cut some details of the book. Their love transforms and continues in another form across time span, through the people related to the orphanage and the grocery store. That, is some solid film-making. Namiya wants to get back to the store for the letters. Namiya then gets the news about the suicidal case related to the single mother and her daughter.
The woman beside me was crying so hard on his scene to the point that I too, get goosebumps. After committing a burglary, Atsuya Yamada Ryosuke and his friends Shota Murakami Nijiro and Kohei Kanichiro run into the abandoned Namiya General Store and decide to hide there for the night. Classical piano now, please cry here. In the year 2012, three delinquents including Atsuya discover that their hideout, a run-of-the-mill general store, was owned by an elderly man who gave free advice to worried people through letters. Social life therefore is essential for human beings and they are interrelated with each other. I can easily understand the flow of the story yet unpredictable. They were not interested in study and went astray.
After which as fate would have it, couples indeed they became. The letter is addressed to the General Store and traditionally was written by someone to consult about worries. The reply to the blank sheet of paper is very touching, and it is quite a feat that the sites manager could come up with such a reply. The secret of the general store gradually comes to light, as well as a connection to a certain orphanage. The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a poignant piece, a collection of several touching stories woven smoothly together via the miracle of the letter slot. Nostalgia is in full bloom. Contemplate The Miracles alone or share its beauty with beloved ones.
Staying until the morning, the boys' pillaging is mysteriously interrupted by an advice letter being posted, although nobody is outside. Thus begins a long and magical night as letters keep coming in, and the boys gradually realize that their replies are affecting and connecting lives, including their own. Yamada is an angry young man here, I always think he is a great actor, even in this movie. The interconnection of mankind and similarities between human encounters are further consolidated by the evocative theme song with very well-written lyrics. The letter is addressed to the Namiya General Store and was written 32 years ago.
And as a result also made it easier for me to empathise with them, following their every beat and emotions flicker across their performance. This is important in the Japanese culture in which patriarchy is still strong. Expect no big stars, no grand scenes, nor blockbuster special effects. The matching attributes are highlighted in bold. She pays tribute to Matsuoka through singing this song with her own lyrics in every performance.
Not that great but not that bad either. The director arranged a dance on the beach where Seri and Matsuoka talked before. The boys finally realized that the boss of the company Harumi Tamura they robbed is a great helper for the orphanage and also a woman who had received and followed their advice in the past. Nishida stars as the titular Namiya, who owned and ran a general goods store in 1980, and is beloved by the neighborhood as a dispenser of life advice. Special shoutout to Kento Hayashi. She was the founder of the orphanage but died in young age because of bad condition of her heart. Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures and China's Wanda Media had purchased the adaptation rights to the novel and are producing the movie.